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The United States Rugby Foundation has reorganized as a Delaware not-for-profit corporation. Donations and contributions made to the Foundation by individuals or organizations are exempt from U.S. Federal and State Tax in accordance with the Foundation’s status as a 501(c)3 organization. Please note our new EIN is 81-5187776. Foundation assets earmarked for giving are dispersed in the form of grants to individuals and organizations that have demonstrable needs or requests that meet the guidelines established by the USRF.

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San Diego, CA (August 27, 2007) – The United States Rugby Foundation has announced its latest grant recipients. Over the years, the USRF has provided balls to hundreds of youth and high school programs, helping introduce rugby to thousands of children. The latest recipients include a mix of boys and girls programs, youth and high school, and club and physical education programs. The Foundation has also provided nearly 50 Start-Up Kits to high school and U19 rugby programs.

“The Foundation is excited in doing its part to see rugby strive at the youth and high school level,” said USRF Executive Director, Brian Vizard. “It’s wonderful to see so many clubs sprouting up all over the country and seeing so many more kids playing with rugby balls.”

The recent ball grant recipients include:
Buccaneers Youth Rugby, Deerfield Beach, FL
Cape Coral U19, Cape Coral, FL
City of Independence Youth Rugby, Independence, MO
Downingtown RFC, Downington, PA
Hope Christian High School, Albuquerque, NM
Menifee Valley Middle School, Winchester, CA
Meridian School District, Boise, ID
Mountain View Intramurals, Beaumont, CA
Mutineers RFC, Brea, CA
Richmond Lions Youth Rugby Club, Midlothian, VA
Texas Youth Rugby Assoc. 1st Annual Girls Dev. Camp, Dallas, TX
Tonawanda Youth Parks and Recreation, Buffalo, NY
Waukesha Youth Tag Rugby, Waukesha, WI
Woodlands Youth Rugby, Woodlands, TX

The latest Start-Up Kit grant recipients are:
Amazons Rugby Club, Sacramento, CA
Branford High School Rugby Football Club, Meriden, CT
East Meck Rugby Football Club, Charlotte, NC
Elizabeth Girls Rugby, Elizabeth Lake, NJ
Husky Rugby, Fortuna, CA
Medfield High School Rugby Club, Medfield, MA
Naples Bear High School Rugby Club, Naples, FL
Pineville Matthew Piglets Girls U19, Charlotte, NC
Plainfield Rugby Club, Plainfield, IL
Regis Jesuit High School Girls Division, Aurora, CO
St. Thomas Aquinas High School Rugby Club, Lenexa, KS
West Chester East High School Rugby, West Chester, PA

The USRF is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization established in 1963. Although its main focus is supporting youth and high school rugby, the Foundation also provides grants to coaches and referees; establishes international student exchanges and college scholarships, has assisted the United States Collegiate All-Americans and Boys Under-19 teams, and also provides grants to Safety and Risk Management Research.

For more information about the Foundation, go to its website at: www.usrugbyfoundation.org.

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